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Surgical Technologist III - Open Heart

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


Sign on bonuses up to $30,000 may be available!

General Summary -

This individual fills the role of surgical technologist in the Operating Room. Surgical Technologist III understands and demonstrates the knowledge of surgical procedures. Assure all supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in working condition. Confirm and/or assemble sterile instruments for use correctly. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They assist in keeping accurate account of medications, sharps, instruments, and sponges. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the sterile field.

(30%)* Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and ability to problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed. Verifies supplies and items on the physician preference cards. Accountable for supplies so that accurate patient charges are billed.

(30%)* Demonstrates proper use of equipment, assembling of equipment, disposables as well as cleaning and sterilizing. Assures all equipment, supplies and instruments are assembled correctly and in working condition for the surgical procedure.

(30%)* Maintains the sterile environments. Monitors the sterile field and recognizes breaks in technique.

(10%)* Sets up sterile field with instruments in a timely manner. Keeps accurate account of all medications, sponges, instruments and sharps on the sterile fields per policy.


Demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude toward patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.

Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each patient.

Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations.

Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members.

Participates in regulatory surveys. Participates in performance improvement activities.

Assists with orientation and ongoing competencies.

Attends and participates in professional association activities and programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and professional standards of care.

Remains current on new developments by reading professional journals, and attending seminars.

Fulfills on-call responsibilities and extra shift coverage as needed.

Other duties as assigned.


Surgical Technologist III is a certified surgical technologist who has been employed for more than 5 years in the operating room.

These individuals take on greater responsibility in providing patient care by being an expert in three specialty areas as described by the specialty coordinator of the service.

These practitioners demonstrate problem solving skills along with higher level of critical thinking skills.

These practitioners also precept individuals and participate in education of staff if needed.

Operating Room Competency must be maintained If career ladder implemented at medical center, Surgical Technologist III must complete skills/practice defined for a Surgical Technologist III as stated in the career ladder.

Manual dexterity and mechanical skills needed to properly use and hold surgical instruments.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

Associate in Surgical Technology, certification in surgical technology CST.

Five years of operating room experience as a surgical technologist preferred.

MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.

An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.


Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.

May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.

Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.

May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Medium.

Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Surgical Technologist III - Open Heart, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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